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New-Build Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay opens on Lake Nipissing Waterfront

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North Bay, Ontario – June 22, 2017  

The scene was festive as Vrancor Group, a leading Canadian Hospitality and Development Company, celebrated the pre-opening of its newest hotel, the six-storey, 100-all suites Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay by welcoming members of North Bay Chamber of Commerce at their popular Business After Hours networking event. More than 125 guests including prominent city leaders, senior executives from North Bay’s top corporations and travel influencers from local sporting, travel and event planning companies toasted the opening of the hotel, officially scheduled on or about June 29th, 2017. The hotel is the latest addition to Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suites, extended-stay brand with more than 420 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

“As the first new build hotel to open in the area since we built and opened Hampton Inn by Hilton  eight years ago, we are grateful for the support and encouragement received from the business community, local residents and government officials,”  said Peter Tosh, Regional Director, Operations, Hotel Capital Projects & New Builds, Vrancor Hospitality Corporation. “We continue to believe strongly in the growth potential of North Bay and are excited to introduce Homewood Suites, a globally recognized, all-suites brand that is extremely popular with guests seeking an extended stay or a traditional overnight stay,” said Tosh.  

Attendees at the pre-opening event included Mayor Al McDonald, City of North Bay, Peter Chirico, President & CEO, North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, Anthony Rota, MP and Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. Event hosts included Carrie Delongchamp-Robinson, General Manager, Crystal Thompson, Director of Sales, Peter Tosh and Karen McQuade, Vrancor Hospitality. 

Designed with features of a modern home, every guest suite is spacious with defined living and sleeping areas. Each has a fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerator, microwave, two burner induction cook-top stove and dishwasher. Other features include Homewood’s signature Serta® Suite Dreams II bed, 43-inch LCD HD flat-screen TV, spacious desk, and Cuisinart® dual cup single brew pod coffeemaker. A selection of guestrooms enjoy waterfront views. Bathrooms are striking with white quartz countertops, back-lit mirrors, and glassed-in showers or tubs, including five eye-catching whirlpool system soaker tubs.  The hotel features the latest technology including Hilton’s new Digital Key access to guest suites and public areas via SMART phone and Hilton app. 

Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay also offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business centre with complimentary printing, patio and guest BBQ’s, flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 88 people, a fitness centre and a heated indoor pool. The hotel provides complimentary full hot breakfast daily and complimentary Evening Social Monday-Thursday with small plate offerings as an appetizer or small, satisfying meal.

Homewood Suites Hotels are recognized the world over for friendly, engaged customer service and anticipation of guests’ needs. Each hotel is designed to incorporate elements reflective of its own community.  North Bay & District is proudly represented in a lake-inspired colour pallet that incorporates aquas, taupes, greys, greens and blues.

It is expected that Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay will provide 25 new hospitality jobs to the area.

ABOUT VRANCOR GROUP

Vrancor Group is one of the top hospitality companies in Ontario and an award-winning leader in property management and development. Committed to smart growth, we effectively adapt to changing market demands in order to deliver market leading ROI. Vrancor’s experienced and diverse corporate team offers expertise in multiple disciplines including operations, finance, sales, marketing and human resources. We specialize in building, (re)developing and managing award-winning properties in Ontario. When it comes to hotel, residential or commercial spaces – we know our game, and are one of its leading players. We pride ourselves in creating a sense of uniqueness and individuality for each of our properties, something which has earned us a reputation for innovative leadership, sound judgment and extraordinary guest satisfaction. Visit vrancor.com for more information and connect with Vrancor at facebook.com/VrancorGroup,twitter.com/VrancorGroup,  pinterest.com/VrancorGroup.

ABOUT HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 420 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or news.homewoodsuites.com.

For further information on Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay or any other Vrancor Group project, please contact:

Peter Tosh
Regional Director, Operations, Hotel Capital Projects & New Builds
Vrancor Group

366 King Street West / Hamilton / Ontario / L8P 1B3

905 320 3972

ptosh@vrancor.com